Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Kuang-Ching Wang is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Networking CTO at Clemson University. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2003. His research interests have ranged from wireless networking, sensor systems, vehicular communications to advanced cyber-infrastructure, including: software defined networking, cloud computing, and data-intensive computing. Kuang-Ching collaborates extensively with Clemson faculty across disciplines, throughout his tenure, successfully applying his technology research into diverse application domains, such as transportation and automotive, environmental studies and forestry, mechanical engineering, power systems, security, genomics, and bioengineering. Kuang-Ching led the Clemson team on a series of national scope collaborative projects, establishing a national reputation for exemplary cross-disciplinary collaborative research, including an invited presentation at the White House in 2012 at the opening ceremony for US Ignite, a national initiative to foster advanced networking and computing technology use in national priority areas such as health care, energy, transportation, education, and public safety. In addition to his extensive Clemson partnerships, Kuang-Ching collaborates nationally and internationally and is a frequent invited speaker at international research collaboration meetings. Kuang-Ching currently holds joint appointments as Associate Director of Science & Technology with the Watt Family Innovation Center, and as Networking CTO with CCIT, with the mission to develop creative collaborative research among faculty, IT and industry in a transformative university for the future. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of the ACM.
Kuang-Ching’s research is centered on advanced cyber-infrastructure, including software-defined infrastructure, cloud computing, and data-intensive computing. His research aims at realizing a future computing paradigm that is highly customized, seamlessly automated, and effectively connects people to insights in different application contexts. In health care, his focus is on creation of the technology foundations that will allow rich varieties of data (clinical, social, environmental, demographical) to be flexibly collected, disseminated, computed, and presented to aid individuals, societies, and policy bodies to make decisions that promote better health. Kuang-Ching’s recent NSF projects, from GENI to CloudLab to US Ignite; collectively are creating a national computing infrastructure that enables highly programmable applications from the Internet edge (personal devices, Internet of Things, smart cities and buildings) to the core (cloud data centers and data repositories). Kuang-Ching’s research will transform the health care practice, connecting patients to doctors, rich knowledge, and medical services via advanced and secure compute, network, and data infrastructure.
Computing, Networking, Data, Security, Analytics